Retirement Age Unification: President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria has given his assent to a constitutional amendment bill, which brings about the unification of retirement age for judicial officers in the country. This development ensures that High Court and Court of Appeal judges, who traditionally retired at age 65, will now retire at age 70, aligning with the retirement age of Justices in the Supreme Court.
Uniformity and Related Matters: The signing of this bill into law not only unifies the retirement age of judicial officers but also addresses pension rights and other related matters. By streamlining these aspects, the amendment brings about consistency and fairness within the judiciary.
Strengthening the Judiciary: President Tinubu, during the signing ceremony held at the State House in Abuja, expressed his administration’s commitment to enhancing the judiciary. He emphasized the importance of upholding the rule of law and empowering judicial officers to fulfill their responsibilities effectively. By enacting this law, the President aims to reinforce the judiciary’s role in maintaining justice and ensuring a robust legal system in Nigeria.